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Student Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) assist students with questions about Kent State University's online degree programs and courses. 

Frequently Asked Questions


I am transferring to Kent State. Who do I contact?

If you have questions about transferring to Kent State, please contact the Transfer Center.

I am applying to a graduate program. Do I need to take the GRE/GMAT?

Please refer to the chart provided by Graduate Admissions for program requirements.

I am returning to Kent to finish my degree. Who do I need to contact to restart the process?

Returning to school to finish your degree can be an overwhelming process. Please visit for more information on degree completion.

I’m only interested in taking a class. How do I go about it?

Please check the Schedule of Classes for course availability.

You will need to apply as a guest student to take classes. Apply here.

I am applying for a dual degree program. Where can I find more information?

It is important to understand the process of applying for a dual degree. Please visit the University Catalog for the policy on dual degrees.

I am interested in re-enrollment at Kent State University? What is the process for this?

If you are looking to return to Kent after an absence of less than two years (undergraduate status), you will need to complete an application for re-enrollment. Complete application here.

If you are looking to return to Kent as a graduate student, please visit the Graduate Studies Admissions page.

I am an International student. Where do I go for more information?

Please visit the Office of Global Education.

Financial Aid/Tuition

I have questions about my bill. Where can I go for assistance?

For an overview of online degrees and programs tuition, visit the Kent State Online tuition page.

For a detailed overview of your bill, please login to Flashline to view your account. If you are not a Kent State student and have questions about billing, please visit the One Stop for Student Services for more details.

General Questions

Do you help with active military and veterans?

Yes. The Center for Adult and Veteran’s Services can assist you with your needs.

What is State Authorization?

State authorization refers to regulations that impact online and on-ground education offered across state lines and programs that lead to state licenses or certifications. Each state has unique authorization requirements, so Kent State must review each state’s laws to ensure that the university is always in compliance. For more information about state authorization and NC-SARA (National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements) visit

Online Classes/Platform

Can I take online classes from Kent State University if I live in another state?

Yes, students can take online courses from Kent State University if they live in another state. The university is authorized to offer online courses to students who reside in states covered by the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA), which is an agreement between member states, territories, and districts of the United States of America. Please note that currently, California is not a SARA member, however, the U.S. Department of Education has approved the process the state uses to meet federal regulations, so students from California may take online courses at Kent State University.

Kent State's participation in SARA does not mean that all online courses and programs that lead to professional licensure will meet the educational requirements of each and every state. Please check the State Authorization website for more information on these programs to determine if a particular program will comply with the licensing requirements of that state.

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